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D-I-V-O-R-C-E…..What Are The Chances?

March 30, 2015

The chance of a first marriage ending in divorce is between 50% and 67%. The chance that a second marriage will end in divorce is about 10% higher than for the first marriage. The reasons for divorce are many and varied but the biggest reason still is unbearable moaning (complaining) by one of both partners […]

The Mad Bomber Of New York….Really?

March 29, 2015

The Mad Bomber of New York on 29th of March, 1950 Sent a note  to police  warning of a bomb planted at Grand Central Station in New York City, the bomb squad  manged to diffuse the bomb. The Mad Bomber had been targeting New York since 1940 taking a break during World War II and left […]

Look, but don’t touch!

March 28, 2015

First you will feel nauseous. Your vision becomes hazy. Within seconds you are blind. You lose your sense of touch. You cannot speak or swallow. Three minutes later you are paralyzed and unable to breath. You knew that the blue-ringed octopus is extremely poisonous but how were you to know that this was one when […]

Why Hiccups Happen?

March 27, 2015

Hiccups happen when the diaphragm, the muscle that controls our breathing, becomes irritated and start to spasm and contract uncontrollably. With each contraction, air is pulled into the lungs very quickly, passes through the voice box, and then the epiglottis closes behind the rush of air, shaking the vocal chords, causing the “hic” sound. The […]

Two Arrested In Lauderdale County…Charged With Attempted Murder

March 26, 2015

FLORENCE-Two men have been arrested on Attempted Murder and Shooting into an occupied building Thursday, March 26 in Lauderdale County. The shooting attempt  occurred on December 18, 2014 at the Riverside Community Center on West Mobile Street. According to police the shooting was a result of a dispute between the victim and someone else.   The victim was […]

Loo …. By Any Other Name …. John

March 26, 2015

The British word for toilet, “loo”, derives from the French “garde a l’eau!” In medieval Europe people had little conception of hygiene and threw the contents of their chamber pots out the window into the street below. In France the practice was preceded by “garde a l’eau!” (“watch out for the water!”). In England, this […]

Morgan County Arrest Reports 03/10/15 – 03/18/15

March 25, 2015

Arrest Information Full Name: Adrien Brandez Crayton Date:03/10/2015 Personal Information Arrest Age:21 Gender: Male Charges #1 PROBATION VIOLATION/ ROBBERY 3     Arrest Information Full Name: Leonidas Donta Hampton Date:03/10/2015 Total Bond: $48283 Personal Information Arrest Age:25 Gender: Male Charges #1 DISTRIBUTION OF SYNTHETIC NARCOTICS BOND: $5000 #2 CONTEMPT OF COURT/FAIL TO APPEAR-NONSUPPORT CHILD BOND: […]

Why Bees?

March 25, 2015

The bee is a remarkable animal – flowers are pollinated mostly by bees; up to one third of all plant pollination on earth are by bees. In short, this means that one in every three spoons of food you put in your mouth was a direct result of the work done by bees. And they […]

Athens Approves New Transportation Plan

March 24, 2015

ATHENS-The Athens City Council Voted on Monday, March 23, 2015 to approve the Transportation Plan for the City of Athens. Athens is fortunate to have good access to a variety of modes of transportation.  With such connectivity and access to the greater transportation network, Athens is poised to be a relevant option for continued residential, […]

Knuckle Cracking… To Crack Or Not To Crack

March 24, 2015

Obsessive knuckle-crackers are probably familiar with the old warning: keep up the noisy habit, and you’ll get arthritis someday. If you’re like most, though, the thought of aching joints hasn’t stopped you from cracking away, however guiltily. Can cracking your joints really give you chronic osteoarthritis? Or is it just a myth? Turns out all […]

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